Jimmy and Jace Papenhausen, brothers, have been colorblind since birth. Their condition is surprisingly common: it affects a significant amount of the population (about 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women) and generally, there is no treatment to cure this mild disability.
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Until now. A company named EnChroma is finding a way to give the colorblind a way to see like never before. Their solution is through focusing on red-green color blindness, enhancing colors without the compromise of color accuracy.
The technology is placed within a very special type of glasses. As the EnChroma website tells, the glasses have filters which “[cut] out sharp wavelengths of light to enhance specific colors. EnChroma lenses separates the overlapping red and green cones, helping improve vision for people who have difficulty seeing reds and greens.”
Jimmy and Jace are about to try out their very own pair.
Jimmy went first unwrapping then sliding on his shades. Almost immediately, tears run down his face as he reaches for his brother – the person who understands him the most – for a comforting hug. When it’s Jace’s turn, at the very first sight of color from balloons and bright towel, he’s overwhelmed as well.
The entire family affair is filled with joyful tears and they definitely carry over to the other side of the screen. It’s nearly impossible not to get a little emotional along with them.
This moment is one of life-changing proportions – share the start of a new, wonderful chapter in Jimmy and Jace’s life today!
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